COVID-19 Briefing, May 20: 995K+ first-dose vaccines administered in Bexar County, mayor says

7-day average is 138 cases

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their briefing Thursday night.

Nirenberg reported 221,603 total COVID-19 cases and 3,439 total deaths in Bexar County, an increase of 118 new cases as of Thursday. One new death was reported today.

The 7-day rolling average is 138 cases.

City officials also reported that 154 patients are hospitalized, 48 are in the intensive care unit and 28 are on ventilators. There are 9% of staffed beds available and 71% of ventilators available.

Nirenberg said 995,047 people (59% of the population) have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 741,238 (44% of population) are fully vaccinated.

Watch the entire briefing in the video player above to hear more from city and county leaders or click here if you are reading KSAT’s coronavirus newsletter.


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